Top 10 Hardest Decisions Made in Telltale Games

Telltale are renowned for their episodic, story-driven games. These games are often filled with absolutely horrible decisions that have to be made, be it for emotional reasons or simply because they're just too hard to make. Obviously, major spoilers ahead.
The Top Ten
1 Does Clementine Kill Lee? - The Walking Dead: Season One

This is truly one hard and heartaching moment, because Clementine is only a 9 year old girl, who has spent only a few months with Lee who is a stranger but honestly Lee was such an amazing father figure to Clementine. So having to choose if Clem should shoot Lee to keep him from turning or leave him to turn is hard and emotional! You don't want Clem to shoot Lee and you don't want Lee to become one a walker. I chose for Clementine to shoot Lee but when I chose I cried and had to look away from the screen and wait for the gunshot and as soon as I heard it I was like a waterfall. I'll miss you Lee, we will all miss you.

2 Give Up Being Batman or Give Up Alfred? - Batman: The Telltale Series

Well, let's see, give up being the protector of Gotham at its most dire time of need, or let the man who's practically raised you for your entire life walk out forever?

3 Who Stays Behind, Asher or Rodrick? - Game of Thrones: Season One

Don't get me wrong, the choice to kill Lee or not is brutal, but it's also an easy choice in my book since he will die anyways and it helps with clem's growth. This one though, after becoming invested in these two characters and knowing the benefits each one can bring to the house it's tough. It's one thing to choose between two NPCs. It's another when you've had to suffer in the shoes of both of these guys.

In the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, after a bloody war has been brewing since the start of the story, the player must decide which of the two eldest Forester brothers sacrifices themselves so the other can live. It's heartbreaking, especially as you hear the screams of their friends and family offscreen begging each one to come to safety.

4 The Fate of the Crooked Man - The Wolf Among Us

Everyone in town hates Bigby Wolf; they're scared of him. At the end of the final episode, the player is given different options of how the main villain is dealt with. The Crooked Man, based on the player's choices throughout the game, attempts to control what other characters think of him. How Bigby kills, or spares, the Crooked Man will have a lasting effect on the other characters.. how do you want the Big Bad Wolf to be seen?

Although this was one of the most interesting choices, I do believe it was quite an easy choice. It doesn't have much of an effect whether you brutally murder him or let him leave and speak for himself, as it's the last episode and there isn't much of a difference in the ending.

5 Does Mira Agree to Marry the Lord Morgryn? - Game of Thrones: Season One

All of Mira's decisions in this game are undoubtedly difficult to make.. who can you trust in King's Landing to save your family? Mira is offered plenty of alliances, but there's always favours to be returned. When Lord Morgryn offers you his hand in marriage, you know how it may benefit your family, but you would be betrothed to a dastardly villain and forever be miserable, and his lack of trustworthiness probably means your family won't be helped after all.

6 Saving Catwoman or Harvey? - Batman: The Telltale Series

Do you save the woman you are beginning to fall in love with, or the man who will do good for Gotham?
Which will benefit you more in the future? The ally in city hall, or the one who will have your back in the street?

Oh no, I think my dolphin escaped.

7 Sending Colin Back to the Farm - The Wolf Among Us

We all love Colin, one of the three pigs who's house Bigby blew down with a huff and a puff (the name of a brand of cigarettes in the game.. I love this game! ). He forever holds this against Bigby and gives a lot of crap for it, so when the opportunity arises to ship him off to the dreaded, prison-like "Farm", Bigby would jump at the chance.. but did you?

If you sent Colin back to the farm, you're an animal. Colin was one of the best 'small' characters in the game. I love the fact that because Bigby blew down his house he ran down to the farm and sleeps in his house which is absouletely hilarious, and that is solely why I love Colin.

8 Allowing Beskha to Murder Her Former Master? - Game of Thrones: Season One

At the cost of earning Queen Daenerys' trust, and therefore her reward.

9 Kill Kenny or Jane? - The Walking Dead: Season Two

Honestly, the was Kenny was acting since Sarita died showed he was not fit to take care of AJ but he will do anything to keep them safe and not let what happened to Duck happen to them. Jane honestly cares mostly about her self which shows she may not be the best for Clem, but she is one who could help Clem survive against the walkers and enemies, I couldn't bring myself to shoot Kenny so I had to look away not only choose look away but look away in real life. After that you choose if you should shoot Kenny, I can't bring myself to kill Kenny it would be like killing Lee all over again.

10 Destroy Aunt Greenleaf's Tree? - The Wolf Among Us

I don't see why you would get rid of Greenleaf's tree, it doesn't really have a consequence other then Greenleaf will absouletely hate you. If you do not burn it, nothing bad happens really. She agrees with you last episode, and helps trap The Crooked Man.

The Contenders
11 Save Shawn or Duck? - The Walking Dead: Season One

I chose duck cause I respect kenny, even tho he may be a bit... unsympathetic..? Like how he (MINOR SPOILER) killed Lilly's dad (he was dead weight, I chose to help Lilly anyway)

COME ON! Shawn dies and Duck lives no matter which one you decide, and also, they said Shawn died early in the apocalypse in both comics and T.V..

Shawn was pinned down, Duck was just sitting there being an idiot, I get he's a kid but I picked Shawn and don't regret it

12 Ellegaard or Magnus? - Minecraft: Story Mode

Why should we care about this game. It is terrible. None of the descisions you make affect the general story. I vote kill them all as they are a bunch of goons. They should have called this minecraft filler mode as that is what it is telltale. Half the missions don't make sense. Not to mention this game is so incredibly easy. The only way to make this game enjoyable is watch the smashbits animation version

Picking one of them will kill the picked one

I always pick ellagard. and when you are given the choice to take either elleagard or magnus's armor, I picked elegard.

13 Save Petra or Gabriel? - Minecraft Story Mode

I almost DIED when I saw that. But then I remembered - Gabriel was a fake, and Petra was my good friend. So I leapt and saved Petra. Obviously.

He's a warrior. He IS a con.
He's older, so more advice. He thinks friendship is worthless.
Is a member of the Order. Relies on violence too much.

She's your friend. She has a temper.
She's a good fighter. Will do anything for her friends.
Has an impeccable fashion sense.

So, Petra's obviously my choice. Going to play episode 8 now. Thanks!

14 Share Food? - The Walking Dead: Season One
15 Who Gets Food? - Walking Dead: Season 1
16 Shoot Joan or Accept Clint's Deal? - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

After Joan (a mad lady who secretly orders raids to keep her community going) kills one of your group members, Clint tries to make it stop and harmlessly exile everyone else. This gives you an opportunity to shoot her. If you do, you cause everyone to fire guns. If you accept Clint's deal, David kills HIM and causes everyone to fire guns.

17 Sacrifice Chloe or Sacrifice Arcadia Bay? - Life is Strange

I honestly was heartbroken when given this choice. I didn't want to lose Chloe but I didn't want the entire city to die! In tears I chose to sacrifice Chloe and couldn't sleep.

Town all the way chloe is a terrible character and she deserved death

18 Save Ivor or Petra? - Minecraft: Story Mode

I cried right there. Ivor was surrounded with flaming arrows, calling for help, and Petra was about to be spleefed by a bunch of people in jumpsuits. I looked between the two. Then, I remembered Lukas was there. Thank you, Blondie, for being here! I jumped over to Petra, saving her, but when Lukas falls on Ivor, some surfer girl sends them into the grinder. I died of crying right there. I thought they had really died! I saw their armor (and robe, in Ivor's case) floating over the glass floor thingy. I respawned in my room, and then I watched them respawn, I cried of relief.
Serioiusly, though, guys, this has to be the hardest choice ever. I mean, they do both respawn, but like, Petra's one of your best friends, and Ivor's like the funniest (and partly awesomest, partly! ) character in the series. I was crying when I clicked on the red box on Petra. T.T

19 Unchip Petra or Lukas? - Minecraft: Story Mode

The two fan favorites. (I recommend saving whoever has the opposite gender that you have)

20 Kill or Spare Handsome Jack? - Tales from the Borderlands

This one was huge for me! In pre sequel you see him being the full hero and you can see that slow moral decay. And in Borderlands 2 he still wasn't even that bad, he was only trying to instill order in this lawless planet but we were the ones just being selfish.

He WAS the guy who made Pandoran life a living hell, kept his daughter prisoner and used her for his own personal gain, and killed 2 of the most beloved characters in the series...but then again, when you play Pre Sequel, we made him that way

Why is this so far down!? This is the second hardest choice I've made!

21 Reveal Your Identity or Attack Vicki? - Batman: The Telltale Series

Either tell Vicki (Lady Gotham) your identity and save Alfred or remain silent and watch her stab Alfred in the face.

Vicki does not die and her body was never found; many believe that she is still alive. Even if you do not tell her your identity, Alfred does not die but he will have to wear an eyepatch throughout season two and you always feel guilty. If you save him, Alfred realises how much he means to you.


I saved Alfred and told Vicki my identity. No way was MY butler gonna get stabbed in the face!

22 Shoot Ashley or Chris? - Until Dawn
23 Who's the White Pumpkin? - Minecraft: Story Mode
24 Is John's Lying or Telling the Truth? - Batman: The Telltale Series
25 Ditch Lluna or Nurm? - Minecraft: Story Mode: Season 2
8Load More
PSearch List